Feature | Nov 23 2019

The Tip of the Whip: Deontay Wilder explains and demonstrates how he hits so hard

In 2013, Deontay Wilder sparred countless rounds with David Haye and explained to Elliot Worsell how he generates his immense punch power
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IN 2013, Deontay Wilder told me he was all muscle, bone and skin. He then showed me the tip of his whip.

Less sinister than it sounds, certainly less sexual, and entirely unrelated to cars, the whip in question was the technique behind a punch responsible for a 100 percent knockout ratio and the tip, according to its owner, was the part of that punch that set it apart from those of others.

Get back,” Wilder said, snapping into an orthodox stance beside a heavy bag, as if about to set off a firework. “Watch.”


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